• World Harmony Run

    World's Largest Torch Relay
    World Harmony Run

  • 1,000,000 Participants

    Across 6 Continents
    1,000,000 Participants

  • Dreaming of a more harmonious world

    100 countries
    Dreaming of Harmony

  • Schools And Kids

    Make a Wish for Peace
    Schools And Kids

  • Sri Chinmoy: World Harmony Run Founder

    World Harmony Run Founder
    Sri Chinmoy

  • Carl Lewis: World Harmony Run Spokesman

    World Harmony Run Spokesman
    Carl Lewis

  • New York, USA

    New York

  • London, Great Britain

    Great Britain

  • Shakhovskaya, Russia


  • Around Australia

    15,000 kms, 100 days
    Around Australia

  • Around Ireland

    14 Days, 1500km
    Around Ireland

  • Wanaka, New Zealand

    New Zealand

  • Arjang, Norway


  • Rekjavik, Iceland


  • Beijing, China


  • Prague, Czech Republic

    Czech Republic

  • Belgrade, Serbia


  • Lake Biwa, Japan

    Lake Biwa

  • Kapsait, Ethiopia


  • Pangkor Island, Malaysia

    Pangkor Island

  • Bali, Indonesia


  • The All Blacks, New Zealand

    The All Blacks
    New Zealand

Video - Running and more - South Czech Border: 17 - 27 May

Video - Running and more - South Czech Border: 17 - 27 May 

Czech Republic young people give joyful expression to their wish for world peace and Harmony. The United Nations and the UN Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) are supporting the International Year of Youth and its theme of dialogue and mutual understanding, being celebrated through August of 2011.The slogan is "Our Year" "Our Voice". In these clips you hear the voice of some European young people. We see many different Czech ways to express harmony: by sharing and passing the torch; making a wish or prayer for peace, by singing , and by some very beautiful synchronized gymnastics, marching and twirling (starts at 4:42).

There is a playful spirit of games: guessing countries of international runners, shouting in mother language "harmony begins with me" ; running to the different continents and having a stamp to prove it. Adding to the shared experience, it increases potential of remembering this day and its theme.

Planting trees in different locations involves the community in the long-term view of building peace and harmony and brings attention to the goals of the International Year of forests proclaimed by the UN General Assembly for 2011.

The World Harmony Run is a global torch relay, founded by Sri Chinmoy in 1987. It seeks to strengthen international friendship and understanding. As a symbol of harmony, runners carry a flaming torch, passing it from hand to hand traveling through over 100 nations around the globe. Sri Chinmoy (1931-2007),composed the theme song which ends "We are the Oneness and Fullness of Tomorrow's Sun".

See also

• Full Czech Republic text report and photos at: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/czechrepublic/news/2011

• Short dynamic video from Africa, International Year of Youth - Zambia World Harmony Run http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6qehMiIWuY . This includes a brief introduction from Davidson Hepburn, the President of the General Conference of UNESCO, followed by four schools visited in Zambia late last year. Dr. Hepburn, recently commented on the Run's support for the Year of Youth. "By encouraging young people to express their aspirations for harmony today, the World Harmony Run is surely building the foundation for a culture of peace tomorrow." With powerful expression these youth made that promise of harmony, peace and oneness their own..
• Dr.Hepburn of UNESCO video extract and full text message for 2011 and beyond at: http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/beyond2011

• Day in Hungary, 10,000 young people (and the President) join around the Parliament building for Peace and Harmony. http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/hungary/news/2011/0520b. for English with Video interview http://www.worldharmonyrun.org/hungary/news/2011/0520

The World Harmony Run proudly supports the International Year of Youth (IYY) and the International Year of Forests (IYF) proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly.

See the recent Youtube video which illustrates IYY slogan "Our Year Our Voice"  International Year of Youth - Zambia World Harmony

See also the UNESCO World Heritage (WH) Centre support for IY of Forests.  ... Convention for conservation of forest biodiversity. (more)



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